June 16, 2020

Tamr Receives First-Ever Phase 5 Award From The Department of Homeland Security to Identify Trade and Acquisition Opportunities

We are excited to share that Tamr has received the first-ever Phase 5 award from The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) expanded Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

The Phase 5 award ($813,000) will be used to broaden the application of the automated solutions they developed during the first four phases of the SVIP process to enhance the Open Source Global Travel Assessment System (GTAS) for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP uses GTAS to provide foreign border security agencies the ability to screen international air travelers by matching inbound information with existing government data sources. By automating the process, agencies can quickly acquire a more informed view of a person of interest. Tamr’s software is now fully incorporated into the GTAS application.

As shared in the press release, “CBP’s Office of Trade is specifically interested in Tamr’s entity resolution capabilities to help establish a holistic view of trade entities to help predict and identify threats and opportunities to best deliver consequences and facilitate compliant trade. CBP’s Office of Procurement will use Tamr’s data visualization and machine learning capabilities to identify opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings among CBP’s contracts.”

“We validated the entity resolution capability that Tamr brought to the table through their work on GTAS and shared that knowledge broadly with our DHS operational components,” said Anil John, S&T’s SVIP Technical Director. “And now, SVIP’s new Phase 5 will enable CBP to apply this technology in an operational pilot to address their trade entity resolution and procurement optimization use cases.”

Previously, we've written about our ongoing work improving air traveler security through our unique machine learning-based data mastering solutions.

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